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General Data Protection Regulation….

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU-wide legislation which will determine how people’ s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data. ‘ Personal data ‘ means information that can identify a living individual. The regulation will apply to all schools from 25 May 2018.

 The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which schools already comply with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles.

As a result we have adapted our Privacy Notice to ensure we are compliant – a copy of which can be found by clicking on this link.

Should you require any further information please contact the School Office.

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FOBS Christmas Fayre – 15 December 2017

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Don’t forget FoBS Christmas Fayre on Friday 15 December from 3.30 pm – 5 pm.  Lots of exciting things are taking place – our school choir are singing, there will be festive treats and eats, games, Father Christmas will be stopping by plus lots more.  Please come along and join us.

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E-Safety Parent / Carer Questionnaire

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Dear Parents/Carers,

We are regularly reviewing our approach to keeping our children safe when online; we would appreciate your feedback so that we can continue to ensure we are focusing our resources in the right areas.

Below is a link to an online survey which we would be very grateful if you could find the time to complete.  (If you would rather complete this by hand, there is also a paper copy of this survey, available from the school office.)

E-Safety Parent / Carer Questionnaire (please click here)

If you have a smart phone or a tablet you can use your camera to scan the code which will take you directly to the survey:

If you wanted to come in for a confidential chat around keeping our children safe online, please ask to speak to Danielle or Debbie (our PFSA’s).

Kind Regards

Danielle Barter and Debbie Schroetter

Parent and Family Support Advisers

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Job vacancy: Year 4 Teacher

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We are looking to appoint a permanent full time Year 4 teacher.

Start date: 1 January 2018

We are seeking a teacher with a proven record of highly successful teaching to work alongside the existing year group teacher. The successful candidate:-

  • either has the potential to be an outstanding teacher, or already is one!
  • is engaging and creative; bringing learning alive,
  • is friendly and approachable,
  • is a team player with good social skills and great ideas,
  • promotes active parental involvement and links within the community,
  • is organised, dedicated and hardworking,
  • has high expectations of themselves and of children,
  • has an excellent knowledge of the Primary Curriculum

In return we offer you a rapidly developing school with huge ambitions, wonderful children, a dedicated team of staff and supportive parents and Governors.

Visits are welcomed and encouraged.

Please click on the links for the recruitment pack , or application form. Alternatively please contact the school office. Application form to be completed and returned to the school office by the closing date.

Closing date: 12 noon on 13 November 2017, Shortlisting: 13 November 2017 (pm) Interview date: 16 November 2017.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts subject relevant employment checks and criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.

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Casual Midday Supervisor / Meals server

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CASUAL MIDDAY SUPERVISOR / MEALS SERVER

We are looking to appoint a new member of our lunchtime team on a casual basis to cover staff absence / redeployment. Duties will range from supervising children eating lunches, playing outside or serving the hot meals. All of which ensures lunchtimes operate smoothly and efficiently.

Lunch duty is from 12 noon to 1.30pm. Due to the nature of cover needed availability at short notice would be an advantage. Rate of pay £7.83 – £7.90 per hour.

Please complete an application form (which can be found on the school website or by contacting the school office)  and submit to the office office@birchfieldprimaryschool.co.uk .

Start date: asap/as and when required

Closing date: Friday 13 October 2017

Interview date: w/c 16 or 30 October 2017

Please click here for the recruitment pack, and here for an application form, or alternatively contact the school office.

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Pre-School, Breakfast and Tea Time Club electrical supply…..

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As you may be aware, the electrical supply to Pre-School and the Breakfast/Tea Time club buildings was lost. We have managed to get a temporary supply run in from the Children’s Centre building. Unfortunately it will take a while longer for the supply to be fully restored. This means that both the Breakfast and Tea Time clubs will continue being held in the main building. Breakfast club will always be in the Hall but due to other events Tea Time club will be in different rooms –signs will be put out in school directing you to where the club is being held.

 I am sorry for any inconvenience and we all hope that normal service will be resumed soon!

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7 Feb E-safety day….

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Recently we have held these e-safety sessions every 2 years but with there being so much ICT related change we have decided to hold them annually. This year our Internet Safety day is 7 February. Come and find out how we can all work together to make the children’s experiences of ICT positive ones! Our meetings are 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. If you have not received our information letter, please call into the school office to obtain a copy.

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FoBS fundraising

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As you may recall, our focus this term has been to raise funds to further extend our playground equipment.

We also raised funds for Children in Need and I’m delighted to tell you that we raised £342.

Our wonderful FoBS committee organised the Lands End to John O’Groats sponsored walk and to date this has raised £1,661.25.  Please send in any further sponsor money asap! It is hoped that Phase One of this project will start in the next couple of weeks.

The Discos raised £549.70 which all makes this a very successful term.  Thank you to the FoBS committee and very well done!

The Christmas Decoration competition – these need to be returned to school by Thursday 8 December so that they can be judged on Friday.

The tea towels are due to be delivered to school next Monday so these should be sent home at the beginning of next week.

FoBS would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the recent disco and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

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